Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Environmental Health (EVH)

15 Credit Hours

College of Public Health

Minor Description

The Environmental Health (EH) Minor is offered by the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health within the College of Public Health. The EH Minor provides students with the broad range of courses necessary to pursue an advanced degree in the field of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety or to seek entry-level employment in a related field. The EH Minor is preparatory for careers in environmental science, industrial hygiene, toxicology, risk assessment, and related health sciences careers. The minor provides an applied science specialization to compliment a basic sciences, life sciences, or health sciences major.

    Upon completion of the Environmental Health Minor coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. Articulate the role of environmental and occupational health in injury and disease prevention, safety and risk assessment at the local, state, national and global level.
  2. Describe environmental and occupational health functions and concepts.
  3. Discuss and analyze current environmental and occupational health issues.
  4. Describe career paths in environmental and occupational health.
  5. Develop an understanding of environmental and occupational health that can serve as a foundation for the pursuit of graduate public health degrees.

Total Minor Hours - 15 Hours

Core Information

The minor in Environmental Health consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours. It is recommended that students follow the sequence of courses listed below. These courses will give students a broad overview of environmental and occupational health concepts. No additional departmental courses are required for the completion of the environmental and occupational health minor.

Core Courses - 15 Hours

  • HSC 3541 Human Structure and Function
  • PHC 3320 Environmental Health Science
  • PHC 3721 Research Methods in Environmental and Occupational Health
  • HSC 4213 Environmental and Occupational Risk Analysis
  • HSC 4430 Occupational Health and Safety

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